Fargo Force win wild one in Omaha

Fargo took on the top team in the USHL tonight and it was a wild one in Omaha.  Garrett Allen started things off for Fargo 6:12 into the first period but it was all Omaha in the first period as they scored four straight en route to Ryan Massa's departure with 4 goals against on 10 shots.

The Fargo Force were able to regain their composure after the first period as they came out flying in the second period with four goals of their own.  Matt Leitner scored two goals in the second period.  Chase Grant and Colten St. Clair would also add a goal apiece.

Fargo would get some much needed insurance early in the third period on captain Chase Grant's second goal of the game to make the game 6-4.  Minnesota Wild draft pick, Erik Haula would score a goal shorthanded about a minute and a half after Grant's goal and the Force were able to hold off the Lancers from there.  Dayn Belfour made 12 saves on 13 shots in two periods of work for Fargo.

Colten St. Clair, Chase Grant and Matt Leitner each had three points in the game to lead the Force.  Garrett Allen had a goal and an assist.  Corey Leivermann added two assists.  Joe Rehkamp, Nate Schmidt and Eamonn McDermott also each added an assist in the win for Fargo.

Chase Grant remains one of the hottest players in the USHL with the three point game.  Grant was the Offensive Player of the Week before Christmas break.  He is now on a 6-game point streak and 5-game goal-scoring streak with 8 goals and three assists during that span.

Fargo Force are back in action tomorrow in Sioux Falls for their 3rd game in four days including two games against top teams in the USHL.  Fargo can take sole possession of 2nd place in the West Division with a win over Sioux Falls Stampede tomorrow.


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